The curriculum prepares students with some prior design background to seek entry-level employment/internship in the industrial design professions, which encompass product, transportation, environmental and entertainment design. Students also use portfolios for transfer application to four-year and graduate institutions. Innovation and the creative design process are the focus of the program. Completion of the program results in a portfolio of projects.
An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.
- Understand the fundamental purpose of the industrial design professions and its integral role in the business world.
- Create hands-on projects that demonstrate basic design processes which include problem definition, research, concept development and refinement, and final presentation.
- Perform appropriate technical skills using professional tools, materials and processes for application to design projects and presentations.
- Analyze, evaluate and improve designs through the critique process.
Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate
|PRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION I
|or ART 015
|SKETCHING FOR DESIGN
|PRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION II
|PRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION III
|DIGITAL ART: PAINTING & DRAWING
|3D MODELING & SCULPTING
|INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING